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24-May-2010, 10:51 AM #1
Question Outlook - changing inbox display names
How can I change the display name of an email in Outlook 2003 inbox? So, for example, if "" sends me an email, my inbox may display, in the "from" column, "Joe Smith". But, with the same email address, it might display just "Joe". Same issue with non-AOL emails. One of my main clients has both an AOL and non-AOL address he uses, and his two email addresses show up as five different people in my inbox, in various forms ("joe", "joe smith", "", etc.).

I'd like to change the display names of the two email addresses so they are the same (e.g., "Joe Smith"), and thus would sort and group together when I choose to sort by "from".

Thanks in advance for any assistance...

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25-May-2010, 01:15 AM #2
Hi johnbrowning

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Did you try changing the Display Name field in the Contacts window?
You can add several e-mail addresses in one Contact window.
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25-May-2010, 10:46 AM #3
If I understand what you want to do, can not be done.
The display name within a email is controled by the sender
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